Oli Roberts has no doubt the Huddersfield Giants will win at Wigan tomorrow night – if they keep on building on Friday’s excellent 11-0 home triumph over leaders Warrington Wolves.
Bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield produced their best performance of the season to secure just a second success from their opening 11 2016 top-flight encounters.
Their first victory was their 38-6 home demolition of Hull KR on March 13.
But 21-year-old rising back-row star Roberts has admitted the win over the Wolves was in a different class, with the Giants executing a gameplan that’s vital if the competition’s leading teams are to be beaten – and Wigan Warriors clearly come into that category.
“The win over Hull KR was fantastic,” said Roberts.
“But the win and the performance against Warrington was far better, 100%.
“This is only my second year at the club, but I know that what we saw the other night was a trademark Huddersfield Giants performance of the past, one which has brought us so much success.
“We took the game straight to the opposition and ground them down.
“We didn’t go for the miracle plays, we just stayed patient, and that patience paid off. On top of that, everyone contributed and everyone dug deep.
“If we do that at Wigan tomorrow then I know we’ll beat them, there’s no doubt about that at all.”
And former Bradford Bulls forward Roberts also believes experiencing that winning feeling again will act as an extra source of motivation for the trip to the DW Stadium.
“The feeling in the changing rooms after the Warrington win was unreal,” he added.
“Any win is great, but when you’re going through a tough patch like ours you probably appreciate them even more.
“So, hopefully, we’ll take that feeling into Thursday night, push on and get that feeling once again.
“Now we’ve got back to winning ways we need to do everything we possibly can to make sure it becomes a habit again.”
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